Watch These Oscar Nominees Now

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No matter how you might feel about this morning's Academy Award announcements, you still want to win your Oscar pool, right? Trust us, we have a lot of thoughts on the nominees, but there's nothing sweeter than besting your equally drunk friends on Oscar night with your magical prediction skills.
Plus, there were definitely some worthy nominees, like Citizenfour and Ida — and even the decidedly testosterone-tastic Whiplash. Don't you want to watch Miles Teller play the drums, bleed, and cry while J.K. Simmons throws cymbals at his head? You do! You might not want to watch The Judge or American Sniper, but think of the bragging rights if you win that Oscar pool. Plus, you can watch Boyhood star Ellar Coltrane grow a sweet dirt 'stache right before your very eyes.
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Get on top of all those nominees that you missed in theaters and watch them from the convenience of your couch right this minute. Some of these movies are still in theaters and you just might want to throw some cash behind 'em. We're thinking specifically of Selma, but hey, that's just our professional opinion.
Click through to find out which Oscar nominated films are available to rent or buy online this very second. (Note: Some are only available for purchase. Sorry!)
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Boyhood is a literal coming-of-age story, following a young boy from childhood to senior year as he deals with estranged parents, crappy step-parents, and all-too-typical teen struggles.

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Richard Linklater), Best Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke), Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette), Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing

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The Grand Budapest Hotel is technically about a stolen painting, but the twisty turny plot is almost beside the point.

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Wes Anderson), Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design

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Gone Girl is the intense adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel about Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike), and Amy's mysterious disappearance on the morning of their fifth anniversary.

Nominations: Best Actress (Rosamund Pike)

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The Judge stars Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. as an estranged father and son caught in a legal tangle.

Nominations: Best Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall)

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The Boxtrolls is a super-cute fable about a little boy who grows up underground with a host of trolls for his family.

Nominations: Best Animated Feature

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 is a crowd-pleasing sequel about Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon pal as they face new dragon-y challenges.

Nominations: Best Animated Feature

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Ida is an incredible Polish film about a nun who meets her last remaining relative.

Nominations: Best Foreign Film, Best Cinematography

Watch: Netflix, Amazon Instant, iTunes
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Photo: Courtesy of Open Road Films.
Nightcrawler is an eerie thriller following a job-hungry wannabe crime journalist (Jake Gyllenhaal) who will stop at nothing to get the story — including maybe participating in the crimes.

Nominations: Original Screenplay

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Finding Vivian Maier is a documentary about a nanny whose incredible talent as a street photographer wasn't discovered until after her death.

Nominations: Best Documentary

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Last Days In Vietnam is about the scramble to evacuate South Vietnam before the North Vietnamese Army could reach Saigon.

Nominations: Best Documentary

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Photo: Courtesy of Relativity Media.
Beyond the Lights follows an on-the-rise pop star (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) trying to navigate the music industry without losing her integrity.

Nominations: Original Song ("Grateful" by Rita Ora)

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Virunga is a Netflix original doc about the struggle to protect this national park in the Congo, its rich resources, and its increasingly rare animals from poachers and other baddies.

Nominations: Best Documentary

Watch: Netflix
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Guardians of the Galaxy is a like comic book fever dream from the depths of Andy Dwyer's subconscious.

Nominations: Best Visual Effects

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Maleficent is a crazy dark take on the Sleeping Beauty fable, with Angelina Jolie as a magnificent badass bent on revenge.

Nominations: Best Costume Design

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The Lego Movie is an eye-poppin' good time about a land of Legos where "Everything is Awesome!"

Nominations: Best Song

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Begin Again will appeal to fans of movies like Once.

Nominations: Best Song

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Photo: Courtesy of Focus Features.
The Theory of Everything is the Golden Globe winning (Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama) biopic about Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his incredible relationship with his former wife Jane (a stunning Felicity Jones).

Nominations: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Eddie Redmayne), Actress in a Leading Role (Felicity Jones), Music - Original Score, Adapted Screenplay

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars America's Boyfriend, Chris Evans. What more do you need to know?

Nominations: Best Visual Effects

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is what happens when monkeys get way too big for their britches.

Nominations: Best Visual Effects

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is all about our favorite time-traveling mutants, and young Magneto and Professor X are so very shippable.

Nominations: Best Visual Effects

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Photo: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Birdman is Michael Keaton's triumphant return. A former iconic superhero actor attempts to salvage his career with a Broadway play while trying to keep his family together.

Nominations: Best Picture, Directing (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Actor in a Leading Role (Michael Keaton), Actor in a Supporting Role (Edward Norton), Actress in a Supporting Role (Emma Stone), Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Original Screenplay

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